you can use the IE developer tool bar on IE and firebug on firefox for
object identification, there is no special object spy which i know off
for watir, i largely believe these are the tools which are widely used
for object identification for watir.

If there is any thing for object spying like for QTP and SILKTEST then
guys please share.................

On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 12:32 PM, Lokesh Agrawal
<> wrote:
> Thanks Alkarim,
> Is there any other option in Watir for Object Identification??
> On May 14, 11:27 am, karim rayani <> wrote:
>> when doing automation, any testing tool has the concept of object
>> identification be it QTP, SILKTEST etc, you can try to use indexing if
>> possible for object identification, the developer can change the name,
>> id etc indexing can help, but mind you that can also change if the
>> devs donot understand the pain of testing an application using an
>> automation tool
>> On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 11:48 AM,
>> <> wrote:
>> > Hi All,
>> > I am doing web application automation using Watir.
>> > The problem I am facing is, whenever we get a new build from
>> > developers there are changes in id, name of some objects. Due to which
>> > our scripts fails and manually we need to find what are the changes by
>> > viewing source code.
>> > This is really hectic and time consuming task. Everytime before
>> > running our Test suite to new build we need to modify scripts.
>> > Does anyone has solution of this problem?
>> > FYI: I am using Test Unit framework to run test cases.
>> > Thanks in Advance,
>> > Regards,
>> > Lokesh Agrawal
>> --
>> Regards,
>> Alkarim Rayani
> >


Alkarim Rayani

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